When he came to New York, he was preceded by a small, private fame; a few trickles of rumor had seeped down from Harvard about an unusual person named Ellsworth Toohey; a few people, among the extreme intellectuals and the extremely wealthy, heard these rumors and promptly forgot what they heard, but remembered the name; it remained in their minds with a vague connotation of such things as brilliance, courage, idealism.
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We had to fight the connotations that come with hip-hop, like gangs, shootings and drugs. People don’t see what a vibrant life force there is in hip-hop.
They’re called shells, which is a slightly derogatory connotation on Luna, so …. well, bioelectrically challenged doesn’t sound much better, does it?"